Almost any event becomes more intriguing when viewed from behind the scenes. The 91st National FFA Convention, which includes everything from arena stage events to the Day of Service and workshops for nearly 65,000 attendees, is no exception.
It takes many volunteers to help make a convention of this magnitude a positive experience for all of its guests. This year approximately 900 FFA members, including students from the Chillicothe FFA Chapter, formed the National FFA Courtesy Corps. The students viewed the convention from the other side – backstage – playing a crucial role in the logistics of the event. Chillicothe members assisted at the Cinch World’s Toughest Rodeo flag ceremony and ticket collection. Local members participating in the National FFA Courtesy Corps were Mason Baxter, Drake Bradley, Jaylyn Broyles, Tucker Burtch, Lucas Campbell, Macy Gutshall, Seth Hansen, Rachel Holt, Connor Keithley, Warren Meservey, Trace Rardon, Chandler Stedem, Keegan Valbracht, and Madelyn Wilford.
The 91st National FFA Convention was held October 24-October 27, 2018 in Indianapolis, IN.
“Participants in the National FFA Courtesy Corps provide valuable services for the overall convention operation,” says National FFA Advisor Dr. Steve Brown. “FFA gains a tremendous resource, and the participants gain wonderful volunteer experience and an insight into the planning and logistics necessary to ensure a safe and successful convention. They are key to our ability to create a premier leadership and educational event for nearly 65,000 guests.”
Chillicothe FFA Students Take Part in FFA Courtesy Corps